Curriculum

At Hiram College, students can pursue an academic major or minor in mathematics. The major and minor sequences of coursework prepare students for a lifetime of applying mathematical concepts within diverse professional and personal contexts that range from top-secret government cryptographers to personal financial managers.

Requirements for the Major

A student majoring in mathematics must complete the following requirements:

  • MATH 19800: Calculus I
  • MATH 19900: Calculus II
  • MATH 20000: Calculus III
  • MATH 21700: Discrete Mathematics
  • MATH 21800: Linear Algebra
  • MATH 30800: Mathematical Statistics I
  • MATH 37100: Analysis I
  • MATH 46100: Abstract Algebra I
  • MATH 38000: Junior Seminar
  • MATH 48000: Senior Seminar
  • Two additional mathematics courses numbered above 200
  • A Correlative Experience chosen by the student in consultation with an adviser in the mathematics department
  • A Mathematics Portfolio

Plus one of the following:

  • MATH 30900: Mathematical Statistics II
  • MATH 37200: Analysis II
  • MATH 46200: Abstract Algebra II

The Senior Seminar course (MATH 48000) is the mathematics capstone. In this course the student undertakes a project that involves significant independent learning in an area not included in the standard undergraduate mathematics curriculum. The project culminates in a paper and a public oral presentation.

Requirements for the Minor

A student minoring in mathematics must complete the following courses:

  • MATH 19800: Calculus I
  • MATH 19900: Calculus II
  • Two mathematics courses numbered 200 or above
  • Three additional mathematics courses numbered 300 or above

Departmental Honors

Mathematics departmental honors will be determined by a vote of the mathematics department faculty. Only students who meet the college's minimum requirements for honors will be considered.

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Possible Electives

  • Methods of Decision Making
  • Mathematical Modeling in the Liberal Arts
  • Differential Equations
  • Modern Geometries
  • Advanced Euclidean Geometry
  • History of Mathematics
  • Introduction to Chaotic Dynamical Systems
  • Topics in Mathematics I